McCall’s 6927 sleeved tunic in Indigo dyed linen


If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my Bloglovin’ feed. Thanks for visiting!McCall’s 6927 -2.00 Fabric -gifted from a friend Back button 1.00 Total cost. Three dollars After last week’s failed version of McCall’s 6927, I knew I wanted to make another with all the fitting changes it needed. I now have […]

McCall’s 7501 Body con raglan sleeve dress


My first self made project for my handmade wardrobe this year is complete! A fitted raglan sleeve winter weight dress. I’ve been needing a dress with long sleeves made of knit fabric for awhile. Most of my dresses are sleeveless or  cap sleeved. I sewed McCall’s 7501, a fitted stretch dress with raglan sleeves. It […]

McCall’s 4244 Men’s robe


                                                                                              I’m ending 2016 with a cozy and toasty project. I made two versions of this robe for Christmas gifts this year. One for my son above, and one for my husband, green version. I used a very warm and heavy polar fleece from JoAnn. Their Luxe polar fleece line, which cost a lot more […]

2016: The Year In Sewing

the family photo 2016

Every year I make an end of the year sewing post on this blog. Some years I’ve been amazed at the sheer amount of things I sewed. This past year was definitely not like that. While I did sew quite a bit, it was nowhere near past years outputs. We spent the better part of […]

Making gifts! the reusable grocery bag See & Sew B5635


It’s gift sewing time here at the ranch again! I’ve been working on several projects, most of which I can’t show. But there is one. And I really wanted to share it because it turned out much better than I expected! A reusable fabric shopping bag that folds up into a little pouch. I’ve made […]

The winding tale of sewing with silk velvet and the nightmare of buttonholes in velvet. Vogue 9141


                                                            Vogue 9141, completed with just enough time to get to the Christmas show.                                 Vogue 9141 in silk velvet with silk taffeta collar and cotton lawn lining. Size 6.                                                               Lots of twirliness with its’ circle skirt! I spent the night in downtown LA last week after attending one of my oldest and best friends’ fiftieth […]